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Peach Hibiscus by Erich F.T. Schenk, mint condition authentic vintage lithograph printed in 1947

Peach Hibiscus by Erich F.T. Schenk, mint condition authentic vintage lithograph printed in 1947

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Peach Hibiscus by artist E. Schenk - 26" tall by 32" wide.

This original Offset Lithograph was printed in 1947 by Catalda Fine Arts. These lithographs are a whopping 26 inches tall and 32 inches wide. They are bigger than your typical artwork, and they're like having a piece of a vibrant summer garden hanging on your wall. Each stroke tells a tale of nature's elegance, and they aren't just for looks; the artist's unique background and place in history make them excellent conversation pieces!

Erich Frederich Theodore Schenk was born circa 1901 in Germany. Fast forward to the 1930s and he's all the way in Florida, where he worked his magic as a cartoonist and background artist. His early years were filled with adventures at Fleischer Studios, an animation powerhouse during the 1930s and 1940s. At Fleischer Studios, Schenk left an indelible mark by creating backgrounds for iconic animated shorts featuring beloved characters like Betty Boop and Popeye, not to mention the legendary 1939 feature film "Gulliver's Travels."

In "Sleepin' Lena," the spotlight shines on a narcoleptic female cat who can't help but doze off on the job. The result? She hops from one job to another, often ending in dismissal because of her unexpected siestas. Her dreams, however, turn the narrative into a rollercoaster of imagination, occasionally dipping into the surreal and, at times, nightmarish. Check out this source to read through one of Sleepin' Lena's adventures, if you dare.

Now, here's where it gets really interesting. You'd think Schenk's cartooning would be enough, but he's also an artist of another kind–he painted flowers! Yes, a number of realistic, vibrant, and incredibly beautiful watercolor florals can be attributed to Schenk. The four beautiful prints we have of his in our collection are original lithographs of his masterpieces: "American Beauty Rose," "Luscious Tea Rose," "Sky Hibiscus," and "Peach Hibiscus," printed in 1947 by Catalda Fine Arts.

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Just like the majority of our inventory at Pink Flamingos, this listing is vintage and has never been displayed or used. It's from limited, unopened stock sourced directly from the original manufacturer or distributer. As a result, its colors are more vibrant than those typically found in similarly aged prints, leading us to classify it as "new." Curious about new vintage? Read all about it in my blog:

Please note that this listing is for an unframed authentic, genuine old print published in the early-to-mid 20th century using quality paper and inks. It reflects the colors and styles popular in decorative accessories of that era. The patina resulting from any minor discoloration or fading is indicative of its age and contributes to its uniqueness. In order to ensure your purchase lasts a lifetime, please follow this link for care tips.

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What is "New Vintage"?

"New vintage" refers to original, vintage artwork from the early 20th century that has never been purchased, used, or displayed by a consumer. At Pink Flamingos, we offer a remarkable collection of these pristine prints, sourced directly from manufacturers. Unlike other vintage artwork that may have faded or aged over time, our "new vintage" prints retain their vibrant colors and impeccable condition. With their untouched allure, these artworks carry a unique historical value and provide collectors with an opportunity to own a piece of art history that is both rare and exceptionally well-preserved.

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